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Petr

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Russian
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5 439
class
Russian
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273
time
5 439

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Speaks

English
Native
,
Russian
Native
,
Spanish
C1
,
German
B2
,
French
A2
,
Arabic
A2

About Me

Привет! :) My name is Petr (Пётр). I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, but I currently live in the U.S., so if you live in the Western Hemisphere, my schedule will work just great for you. I speak fluent English and am conversant in Spanish and German, so if you speak any of those languages, I will be happy to use them with you. I also speak and understand a little French and Arabic.

I have been teaching on Verbling for over 7 years (over 5,000 lessons taught).

I hold a bachelor's degree in Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures from a university in Moscow, and a master's degree in Language Education (Curriculum & Instruction) from a university in the U.S., as well as a postgraduate diploma in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from Moscow State University. I have many years of experience teaching Russian as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language (ESL) in both Russia and the U.S. I currently teach Russian and German at Texas A&M University (the largest university in the U.S.).

I'm also a co-founder, author, and editor of a successful Russian learning app with over 600 paying subscribers.

I'm very friendly, easy-going, and flexible in my lessons. I'm not a big fan of the "Russian only" approach (I think this method is only necessary in a multilingual classroom), and I prefer to take advantage of my near-native command of English (and other languages I know), although ultimately I cater to any student's needs. I always make sure that my language input (in any form, from me speaking to the materials I use) is comprehensible, interesting and/or relevant to the student, and reasonably challenging (not overwhelming).

If you have any questions about my lessons, feel free to shoot me a message, or just book a trial or full 60-minute lesson with me (be sure to use the discount code under my video).

Looking forward to meeting you soon! До встречи! :)

Teacher Stats

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timetable7 years ago
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class5 439
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2019 - 2020
Teacher of Russian as a Foreign Language
Moscow State University
2011 - 2013
Master of Education
Southern Arkansas University
Language Education (Curriculum & Instruction)
2002 - 2007
Bachelor of Education (with honors)
Moscow Pedagogical State University
Theory & Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures

briefcaseWork Experience

2021
Russian Lecturer
Texas A&M University
2015
Russian language instructor
Verbling - online
2013 - 2021
Instructor of ESL & Russian
Southern Arkansas University
2010 - 2011
Language instructor
EF Education First Russia & CIS

diploma_2Certifications

2019 - 2020
TESOL certificate
Texas A&M University
2012 - 2012
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
University of Cambridge